Summer ’15: Carla at the Burpee Estate’s Fordhook Farm, enjoying the beautiful vista…while we were working. If the Groundhog is right, we’ll be starting Phase 3 of the historic Inn’s exterior in the next few week.

On a February weekend, Carla and I went down to King of Prussia to attend the Historic Home Show.

darian1Here’s Darian, no longer pink, with the bag of goodies we brought home. Anyway, the HHS is a yearly event showcasing experts and artisans who work in and create for the historic home market: furniture restorers, custom woodworkers, wood-flooring companies and period window-glass and shutter makers.





And, of course, paint manufacturers and color consultants. It was a good opportunity to brush up (excuse the pun) on colors and best practices for working on historic homes. Click on this Sherwin Williams chart for more “old” colors.


We at Odell Painting have a particular passion when it comes to old houses. They have stories to tell and when we go on an estimate, we try our best to “listen” to what the house wants. From starting with the best prep possible, compliant with EPA regulations, to finishing with authentic colors true to the age and style of the structure (and making sure those colors go where they’re supposed to go).


Please remember us when you or someone you know is ready to restore their old house with accuracy, attention…and love.

It would be our pleasure.

See you in the spring!
– Ken, Carla and Darian